NBA·Blargh!

DeMar DeRozan misses break-away dunk

DeMar DeRozan stole the ball and appeared to have an easy bucket in front of him until he opted for style instead of substance.

Toronto guard gets a little too fancy

DeMar DeRozan caught viewers by surprise when he fell short with a fancy dunk attempt at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. (Gerald Herbert/The Associated Press)

The Toronto Raptors were in New York to take on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, so you can't blame DeMar DeRozan for wanting to shine on the big stage.

Unfortunately, the Raptors guard got a little carried away early in the first quarter of a close game. 

DeRozan made a great defensive play, stealing the ball at midcourt to set up a clear path to the basket, but from there things went horribly wrong. 

In this situation, the best option would be to take the easy two points, however he came away empty after attempting and missing a spin-around slam.

Granted it would have been a sweet way to finish, and yes he may have just misjudged the distance, but with your team trying to snap a four-game losing streak, substance over style is probably the wise choice. 

Of course, if the Raptors end up defeating the Knicks, the missed dunk will just end up as a foot note. 

The final result, though, was a 103-98 defeat and a season-high fifth loss in a row for Toronto.

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